Policeman arrested for theft of bullet proof vest

A police officer with under ten years’ service in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force today appeared before a Roseau Magistrate charged with theft.

According to documents read in court, the prosecution is alleging that Chris Defoe between May 1 and December 5, 2017 is alleged to have stolen a bullet proof vest at Police Headquarters valued at EC$500.00

He was not required to enter a plea in the matter because it has passed the six months limit and so it was laid indictable.

The young officer is represented by lawyer Dawn Yearwood Stewart.

The prosecution did not object to bail which was granted in the sum of EC$3,000.00 with Peter Durand as surety.

The matter is set for November 18, 2019.

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27 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    July 22, 2019

    ASK MEL, Mr.Desmond Blanchard(commissioer) and Mr.Valarie(deputy) were fired from the force.The UWP belived they were not supporters of UWP.This UWP is the first party to drop BUNKER BOMBS on the police.They,UWP are the ones who have the force where it is today.They planted SPIES,CROOKS and TRAITORS in the force.

  2. Decomm
    July 20, 2019

    What about the officer who got a few teenagers pregnant, the same officer doing a set of foolishness in the place. It seems you afraid of that one.

  3. Shaka zulu
    July 20, 2019

    A bullet proof vest is an equipment used by police. This should be a standard equipment of each officer. This story tells me the police does not have enough equipment and we have seen in recent history how things stay past there shelf life. Seems to me if officer kept vest longer than he should in personal possession denying another from using that is not theft. He is a police and force lacks equipment. Now if he took and sold it to someone else who is not and officer then that is another story. The story above lacks details and i am trying to make sense of an officer being arrested for stealing equipment that is used as part of his job execution. It happen in 2017 what is so challenging he is only now arrested. Did he sell vest or was it used by someone else while committing a crime?

  4. July 20, 2019

    Hello and good morning my people. How can a Police Officer steal a bulletproof vest that’s assigned to him simply because he didn’t return the vest to his locker at Police Headquarters in a timely manner as per Chief Carbon. The Officer went on vacation then he went sick so they are saying he should have return the vest which is Government property. This is a union issue where the union need to clarify the rules in return of Government property if you are on vacation or out sick. I was also told that this Officer investigated a vehicle accident which cause serious injuries to a pedestrian and the operator of the vehicle is the wife of an elected official therefore they are looking to punish him because his investigation found the motorist at fault. So if you can’t get him on his through vehicle investigation then get him on something else. Officer you will win your case then you can sue them for retaliation. Subpoena Carbon he was the original investigator.

  5. Sammy
    July 19, 2019

    Couldn’t that be dealt with in confidence. Why charge him with all that money when it cost less than?. I am not condoning what the officer did but come on. There are police officers that having sex with minors and who is abusive to people. Come on already.

  6. LANGSAL
    July 19, 2019

    selective enforcement on fellow police officers while some go free because of party affiliate. should be equal rights and justice for all

  7. mine
    July 19, 2019

    Shame on you, while you are out there arresting others for stealing you are doing the same.

  8. Casio
    July 19, 2019

    Police is thief. How ironic. He does like to dress up and bling. what a ting.

  9. Bwa-Banday
    July 19, 2019

    ” The prosecution is alleging that Chris Defoe between May 1 and December 5, 2017 is alleged to have stolen a bullet proof vest at Police Headquarters”

    2017? Why did it take so long to investigate that case? That rumor -whomever started it- has been around for so long its pitiful. Can the moo moo Chief Carbon please tell us what drove to the arrest of the young man now? Is it theft to secure your vest (a vest) at home so you can have it if needed since there is NOT always one available to everyone when needed? Of what use is a stolen vest to the officer….SMDH. This is madness. Why not deal with this issue disciplinarily? This chief is hell bent on destroying what is left of the force and his men no longer trust him. Sad, sad.

    By the way DNO what ever happened to that stolen firearm case a few years ago where it was alleged an Officer Tyson stole a government firearm? To the best of my knowledge now Chief Carbon was the investigator.

    • July 20, 2019

      To:Bwa-Banday

      Hello and good morning my people. This issue with the vest should be handled internally as an administrative issue. The Police union have to negotiate better protection rules for their members in regards to return of government property when an office is on vacation or out sick. Now this has to do with a vehicle accident the officer investigated and he found the operator at fault. His problem is that the vehicle operator is the wife of an elected official.

  10. Jonathan Y St Jean
    July 19, 2019

    Why does he need a bulletproof vest? He must know something which makes him very afraid. Bro, just come out and tell the rest of us what you know is or was about to go down.

  11. As if
    July 19, 2019

    “According to documents read in court, the prosecution is alleging that Chris Defoe between May 1 and December 5, 2017 is alleged to have stolen a bullet proof vest….”

    1. Embarrassing
    2. This could have been handled internally for something that allegedly occurred since 2017.

    I see no point of this story being here. What the police need to focus on is all those officers that mentally unstable in that police force.

  12. Manicou
    July 19, 2019

    So because the officer was thinking of running against the Minister for National Security and the young fellas of Massacre support him, you all decide to charge him so he would be disqualified as a candidate in the elections?!?!?!

    I vote red but magwe sa! Is now I not voting Blackmoore.

    Skerrit you need to replace Mr ASAP or people like me not going to vote him.

  13. LANGSAL
    July 19, 2019

    what about the police and the us dollars in melville

  14. Jubal jubal
    July 19, 2019

    This is another clear indication why Daniel Carbon the chief of Police must go. That matter could be dealt with internal, by a tribunal system. But Carbon in his own vindictive style wants the Police Force to look bad, caused the charges to be dealt with at the High Court. This item is worth less than a $1,000.00. But how convenience that sexual harassment allegations by a female officer against a high ranking officer was swept under the carpet. The PWA must take a serious stands with it members to send a strong message to that dictator Police Chief.

  15. FBI Agent
    July 18, 2019

    A bullet proof vest should always be part of a police officer’s protection. In my opinion if the officer in question was not given one and he took one, that should not be considered as theft and therefore the magistrate should throw this case. In fact Mr. Defoe should sue the police chief for not giving him a bullet proof vest is this dangerous world where drug dealers are equipped with deadly fire weapons

  16. Been there done that
    July 18, 2019

    That is marlicious and premeditated by the powers of the force why does it take all that time to investigate theft omg wow Defoe my brother just remember the definition of theft ok…. if any person appropriates property belonging to another with the view to permanently deprive the other of it then and only then u at fault bro they have to prove intent ok where is the mensrae

  17. Anonymous
    July 18, 2019

    My boy your surname should have been “mills”. This would have been swept in the garbage bin.

  18. Ask Mel
    July 18, 2019

    I don’t know who that Defoe officer is or his family but judging by what I read in the article and my knowledge of the Dominican today, I betting a million $US that he is not a supporter of the Skerrit Family party. I bet you Inspector Mills is very dissatisfied with such Injustice because he would know how some officers with far worse offense were promoted

  19. Gouvelma
    July 18, 2019

    “He was not required to enter …………a plea………..It was kaix indixtable.” Very interesting! Very very interesting! Seems like the police are able to decide when to charge indictably and when not. I thought that certain threshold had to be met to charge one indictably. So the police can choose who to charge indictably if they want to destroy you and who to charge summarily so as to assist you. Very very sad state!! So we are all at the mercy of the police who can chose to be vindictive if they wish and charge one indictably knowing that you will be burdened by the court system for at least a year. I am calling for a change in the system or the law so that this discretion is taken out of the hands of the police. There must be a minimum standard and value for the high court and once it is met then the police has no choice. However if it is not met so to will they have no choice but to proceed summarily.

  20. KaliNeg
    July 18, 2019

    :?: Alot of these young new generation police are thugs! They’re only in there for the salary as there’s nothing else to do! Then again, this island has turned into a rogue state with the top authorities in both the governance and police heads rotten, it’s now trickling down to the bottom! :?:

  21. Garbage
    July 18, 2019

    That’s the most ridiculous charge. A police officer for a bullet proof vest worth $500.00 and others are promoted to inspector after theft of more than $10K. This is Garbage. My brother you must be a vocal none supporter of the present administration. GARBAGE

    • Jeremy
      July 19, 2019

      All the office name who stole the 10k if you sure of what you saying

  22. Free
    July 18, 2019

    They they strong..they cannot arrest skerite when he was with monfared .. ng lapseng and madweke but the poor lilL police they have foot on.. they tell them 0 0 0 % increase and still arresting them..wicked sons of demons..

  23. Cadet
    July 18, 2019

    I am surprised and disappointed. Waw Cris shame

    • July 20, 2019

      Hello and good morning my people. Well don’t be disappointed rather acknowledge you are being fooled. The Officer handled a vehicle accident involving an elected official wife and he found her at fault. He also planned to to run for office in his village. Open your eye they are trying to disqualify candidates that posed a serious challenge to their hold onto power.

    • Justice will be served one day
      July 21, 2019

      What foolishness you talking. You not seeing that is a bogus case then? What about the police implicated allegedly in importing Haitians who was working SP, sent to SSU instead of being disciplined and is now brought back to SP as part of the special 30. What about the then Inspector who aledgly threw over $40,000 in garbage by mistaken that he had to pay back, what about the police shooter behave your damnself and ease up on Chris!

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